Autumn 2 Newsletter

Autumn Term 2, 2016

We hope you all enjoyed your half term break, and the Halloween treats and surprises!! This term we welcome Reuben, Elsie and May and their families to pre-school.

Open Day

Don’t forget our Open Day and coffee morning on Wednesday 9th November 9.30-11.30. A chance for parents to visit and learn more about our pre-school.

Meet the team       Take a look around   Tea/Coffee & Cake


Our AGM this year will be on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm here at the Hall. We desperately need parents, friends and other local people to join our committee to support the work the staff team does in caring for your children. You do not need to spare huge amounts of time, but attend a meeting every half term or so, if you can, and offer an opinion. If you wish to be more involved, there is no limit! Please speak to Marie, or our Chairperson Sarah, Blake and Eryn’s Mum.

Please note, without a full committee Pre-School has no choice but to close!

This Term

img_9214This term our theme is Autumn!! We have started using the leaves collected over half term, making beautiful art work! We will be making a guy for the local party in the village this we
ekend, and doing lots of things around Fireworks, autumn colours, hedgehogs and lots of other things. Moving into late November, we will begin our Christmas preparations.

Our favourite book right now is Squash & Squeeze, in keeping with our Autumn theme!

Bag2School Collection

Bag2School will be collecting from Pre-School on Wednesday 23rd November. This is an opportunity to clear out at home and donate unwanted clothing to raise funds for the pre-school….

Men’s, Ladies and Children’s clothing, Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around), Handbags,

Hats, Bags, Scarves and ties, Jewellery, Lingerie, Belts, Soft toys

 Stay & Play

Adventure Tots, our new Stay and Play group will open on Tuesday January 10th 2017 for all children up to 5 years of age. Open from 1.45pm to 3.00pm, to all parents and carers in the local area. You are also welcome to stay after pre-school with your child, and if you have younger children, it will provide an opportunity for them to explore too.

The group will primarily be musical with lots of outdoor adventures, enjoying full access to the preschool facilities including our new garden area (currently in preparation stage). Pre-School staff will be on hand to lead activities, music and games, local walks and forest school fun with refreshments provided. A small charge of £2 per child, 50p per extra child, to cover costs. Please speak to Marie or Janna for more information.

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 23rd Nov            Bag2School Collection; bags are available at pre-school if you haven’t got one yet

Tuesday 28th Nov 7.30pm    Pre-School AGM     

Tuesday 6th Dec 7.30pm      Christmas Bingo at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, in aid of our new Sensory Garden

Friday 16th December          Christmas Nativity & End of Term Party, times and details to follow.

Friday 16th December 1pm End of Term


As always, please come and speak to your key worker or a member of the team if you have any questions.

The Pre-School Team x


Term Dates for 2016 – 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Last day of Term                                  Friday 16th December 1pm


Spring Term 2017
Term Begins                                            Tuesday 3rd January

Half Term                                                  Monday 13th – Friday 17th February

Last Day of Term                                  Friday 31st March


Summer Term 2017

Term Begins                                            Tuesday 18th April

Half Term                                                  Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June

Last Day of Term                                  Fri
day 21st July 1pm